Kawasaki Robotics is introducing its latest arc welding robot designed for high-output demand in crowded manufacturing environments. The Kawasaki BA-006N Robot is a completely new ground-up design well suited for densely populated robot cells, or stand-alone cells, where minimal space is available.
A lightweight arm design and high-output motors, provides excellent re-orientation times between weld runs. New anti-vibration control technology ensures smooth arm control for high-speed short-pitch movements.
The common problem of snagged dress package cables, in crowded cells, has been overcome by integrating the cable into the new BA-006N robot. The arm and wrist of the robot are hollow allowing the internal routing of welding wire and gas to pass from the dress package, normally mounted on the top of the arm, through to the wrist. In addition to preventing in process cable snagging this speeds up on-site programming and eliminates "˜cable positioning variables' to make off-line programming more efficient and maintenance faster.
Further enhancing the new robot's suitability for arc welding is its small footprint and its slim arm. Combined with the integrated cable, the compact design allows greater efficiency when populating confined spaces with multiple robots.
Using the Kawasaki E01 controller the B-Series robot has highly accurate trajectory control and faster programming execution. Programming of the robot and in process monitoring is enhanced by integrated welding software. Supporting the robot's small footprint the E01 controller also offers a compact design. Additional axes control is available for applications requiring synchronised manipulation during the weld process.
Noburo Takagi, President European Operations, comments: "We've optimised the range and payload, 1.445m reach and 6kg, to provide our best performing unit for a wide variety of industrial welding applications. Feedback from first users reflects surprise in the smoothness and composure of the robot's operation at very high speeds in confined areas."
Go to www.kawasakirobot.co.uk for further information on the Kawasaki BA-006N Robot.